Tuesdays at 1:00PM EST
Theme song by Benjamin Kaplan
On Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides walks you down the aisles of the surreal world of food, serving up a heaping dose of reality by separating the food from the foodiness so you can forage, hunt, gather, trap and fish for real food anywhere, even in a foodiness-filled mega market. Incisive, pragmatic, sarcastic, and an unrepentant know-it-all when it comes to anything food, on Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides does the job for you of sifting out everything that’s fake in the world of food – from “foodiness” marketing and cooking show shams to “health-halo green-washing” and annoying whole-food righteousness – so you never unknowingly chow down on carpeting again.
Learn more at: www.letsgetrealshow.com
As the host of Let's Get Real Chef Wides has appeared on The Dr. Oz
Show, BBC Radio 5, NPR, and Take Action News with David Shuster, and
contributed to or been reported on in The New York Times, The
Huffington Post, Grist, Yahoo's Shine, Metro, C-Span and Food
Republic, among others. A national media veteran, she has appeared on
PBS's Stress Free Cooking, Martha Stewart Morning Living, the Food
Network's Chopped and Top Five, and HSN TV; is a regular guest on
NPR's All Things Considered; and is a featured culinary expert for
Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary
Education for 15 years.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Let's Get Real - Episode 70 - Be Into Amway or Est, Not Juicing
Do you like starving yourself, spending exorbitant amounts of money, and drinking algae water? Then juicing might be for you! This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides takes on juicing... no, not the act of taking juice out of a fruit, but the act of exclusively drinking juice for days at a time. Learn why juicing is not only harmful to your body, but to the environment as well. Hear how our bodies have evolved to need solid food (we have teeth for a reason), and why juicing is emblematic of the dilution of New York City culture. Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Thanks to EULA for today's music.
"People think that drinking chlorophyll and water is better for you than that whole, fresh bunch of kale!" [11:45]
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more